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Algeria: Not Possible to Hold July 4 Poll

Algeria: Not Possible to Hold July 4 Poll

Sunday, 2 June, 2019 - 11:30
A protester shouts slogans during a demonstration in Algiers. (AFP)

Algeria’s constitutional council has concluded on Sunday it will not be possible to hold presidential elections on July 4 as planned.

The constitutional council cited a lack of valid candidates, saying it had received only two candidates, who were deemed invalid, Reuters reported.

The council did not set a new date for the presidential elections.

It asked interim President Abdelkader Bensalah to organize a vote at a later date, state television said.

Bensalah had been appointed as interim leader until July 9.

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